Kräftig Lager | William K Busch Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
William K Busch Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
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Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kräftig is the classic lager. Malt flavor up front with a slight sweetness, and a hop character that doesn't overtake it.

13 IBU

Added by GossageBrewery on 12-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
19.75%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thedifferencemaker
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This is an unexceptional golden american lager with a nice white head (sudsy, with lace and a little staying power). The aroma is faint, with a bit of grain, grass, and not much else. The taste is a bit sweet, with a cereal note and limited bitterness or hop presence. It is a typical macro American Lager. Forgettable.

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Photo of BigBry
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddoJay
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bauerodb
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The taste starts out nicely, but ends up a bit watery. But it's a nice attempt for an American beer to taste like german beer.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy dark golden in color, with a moderate, dense off-white head, with good retention. Thick, ragged tidemarks adorn the glass walls. A few fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Pale and caramel malt notes play off well against grassy and floral hops.

Taste: Opens with crisp pale malt and a little caramel, this provides the backbone of the taste. Soon after, grassy and herbal hops present, these compliment the malt well, offering a well-balanced taste. The finish sees the hops intensify just a bit, leaving a modest earthy and leafy presence at the close.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, quite pleasant..

Drinkability/notes: A very well-made example of a familiar style, and serves to illustrate the point that macro brewers could offer a far better product than they presently do.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Sabre311
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.32/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was advertised all over Missouri, billboards, gas stations, bait shops, bars, etc.
Guess all that Busch money has to go somewhere...

Bright pale gold, racing carbonation. Feeble head of foam that fades rapidly to a thin ring at the edges. Aromas of sliced apple, something vaguely sweet, corn maybe. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish, a little over carbonated and bland. Papery with an apple ester from the yeast, no hop flavor or bitterness. Overall it's pretty dull but clean, perfectly average.

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Photo of Dewsby
2.53/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kjkinsey
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vestlake
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle pour. Not much head or lacing to speak of. This beer was basically okay. Typical adjunct lager, about the same as all the others. Give it a try, but don't expect much.

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Photo of Jame515
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Euphoria69
1/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I would swear this stuff was regular Busch beer. Busch was the first beer I ever tried years ago. And almost the last.. Yuk!

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Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DonBowman
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visiting StL, saw ad on billboard and Googled for info which intrigued me. After numerous inquires found it at Syberg's. Had a draft, golden with a small amount of foam which stayed throughout the consumption. Crisp on the lips and going down but pleasurable. Taste is malty but on the crisp side. Not a smooth finish of a malty beer but no citrus or floral of a hoppy one. Very balanced. A good session beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
2.86/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dbnarley
3.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No bad. Ok. Has bread smell. Dark gold color. Thicker than I would have thought it would be. Just ok.

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Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
3.19 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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